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The Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates is delighted to announce, in association with Strokestown Park House, that the annual lecture series will commence on 20 October and continue monthly into the spring of 2014. The first lecture in the series will be given by Suzanne Pegley, a PhD student at NUI Maynooth, who will speak about 'The Fall of the House of Conolly': Social networking of the power elites in Ireland, 1850-1880. Lectures will be held in the beautiful Strokestown Park House in county Roscommon. All enquiries please through Strokestown House only - E: Tel: 071- 9633013

The full list of the lecture series is as follows:

LECTURE 1                  Sunday, 20 October     3.00 pm

Suzanne Pegley, 'The Fall of the House of Conolly': Social networking of the power elites in Ireland, 1850-1880
LECTURE 2                  Sunday, 24 November         3.00 pm

Sinéad Byrne, 'Hyde and his work need money': Douglas Hyde in North America 1905-06

LECTURE 3       Sunday, 9 February             3.00 pm

Dr Mel Farrell , The Leitrim Famine Rentals: A Case Study
LECTURE 4                  Sunday, 9 March           3.00 pm

Jacqueline Crowley, 'History repeats itself': Was the Incumbered Estates Court the 'NAMA' of the 1850s?
LECTURE 5       Sunday, 6 April       3.00 pm

Fidelma Byrne, 'Thou shalt not kill': murder in pre-famine Ireland: the case of Robert Rickerby, 1817


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